Job title: Senior Manager, Procurement – Specialty Chemicals

Company: Johnson & Johnson

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Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Senior Manager, Procurement – Global Specialty Chemicals, located on-site in Skillman New Jersey.

Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 130 years. We embrace research and science — bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people.

With $82.6 billion in 2020 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly-based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices markets. There are more than 275 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing over 140,000 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. If you have the talent and desire to touch the world, Johnson & Johnson has the career opportunities to help make it happen.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Chemicals are the core components of our products &/or are used as process materials / catalysts in the manufacture of our products / synthesis of our medicines. Our Enterprise Spend of Chemicals exceeds $1B and is a complex category of
2000 unique compounds / ingredients,
8000 specifications, and
9000 SKU’s / Codes as purchased from approximately 800 suppliers worldwide. The Enterprise spend comes in three broad clusters, 1) Base Chemicals, 2) Specialty Chemicals, and 3) Regulated & Process (R&P) Chemicals. Through our strategy of scale, choice and supply network optimization, the category aspires to drive all-aspect spend performance (reliability, managed risk, compliance, fair / improvable cost, sustainability, and innovation). While all the clusters of spend are exposed to commodities and supply market dynamics, Base Chemical is heavily impacted by Supply & Demand imbalances and commodity market volatility (including COVID related supply shortages). Early-stage ingredient & supply choices, scaled / standardized specifications (preventing / reducing complexity), dual sourcing (where / how possible), and strong understanding of commodity markets and inflation mitigation (hedging, identification of “best time to strike”, etc…) tend to be more impactful drivers of spend performance.

Reporting to the Category Director, Enterprise Specialty Chemicals, and part of the Enterprise Chemicals Category, the incumbent will own a spend of Chemical Ingredients ($80-120 MM) largely used in our Consumer Essential Health products. Coordinating with his / her peer Source Managers (Specialty & Regulated Chemicals), he / she will:

  • Own of the current & future Basket of materials & footprint of suppliers of assigned sub-categories supporting (dominantly) our SC/Network of Consumer Essential Health, Skin Health and Self Care products
  • Be accountable to drive spend performance from strategy-to-value capture; and own pipelines of initiatives and targets w.r.t performance in terms of value, reliability, compliance, complexity reduction & NPD support
  • Generate (continuously), own, and drive the execution of the Sub-category’s pipeline of projects.
  • Own Global Supplier Relationship Management (GSRM) for specific suppliers through the category team(s), and manage supply agreements & awards, supply performance globally / regionally as appropriate (incl. issue resolution)
  • Partner with SC and Procurement teams on execution, projects, delivery, and supplier management
  • The incumbent will demonstrate and enhance skills in Category & Supplier Management, complexity reduction, and sourcing; and build deep expertise in Chemicals (and commodities), direct materials and strategic procurement within the end-2-end supply chain.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

Approximate Percentage of Time – Tasks/Duties/Responsibilities

40% Category Management & partnerships

  • Own (global scope) end-2-end strategy development and execution (from business needs to sustained value / spend performance) for assigned sub-categories of spend. Following on from strategies; develop, generate & own pipeline / road map of initiatives driving value including all related to complexity reduction (portfolio or supplier footprint). For Complexity Reduction, the role will partner with procurement, technical partners, and be supported by a designated PMO structure. For sub-categories more regionally dominant, support the Franchise Procurement organizations with key insights, intelligence and appropriate capabilities.
  • As GSRM, Own, develop, enhance relationships with designated / allotted suppliers, including co-owning (alongside R&D / Partner Enabled Innovation / Development), Joint Strategic Plans / agreements (JSPs) with certain (as allotted) S1 suppliers.
  • Ensure robust supplier management & supply performance management, including (where necessary) lead supply issue resolutions collaborating with procurement colleagues, regional MSM (Material Supply Management), RRT (Rapid Response Teams), and Technical / Quality partners.
  • Own (global) /Co-own (with regions / functions / partners) sub-category specific financial and supply performance targets (cost reductions / avoidance, supplier / portfolio rationalization, reliability, compliance, sustainability)

40% Expertise in ingredient tech, R&D/PEI/NPD partnership, and commodities

  • Develop and demonstrate deep expertise in ingredient technologies and the innovations being researched and developed by industry leading &/or preferred suppliers; partner with R&D/PEI/NPD teams to commercialize those with J&J; always focused and cognizant of our “Basket” and Complexity management goals.
  • Participate appropriately, contribute to, lead-where-possible Market Engagement Programs and CIP initiatives
  • Demonstrate appropriate expertise in supply / supplier / market / industry dynamics impacting cost, supply, supplier & spend performance of assigned sub-categories, taking a predictive approach to cost (e.g. by participating in MD’s Cost-Gap-Modeling), reliability, complexity, risk, and innovation.
  • Own assigned / allotted sub-category inputs to the MMF (Market Movement Forecast) process which will be supported with designated forecasting methodology, tools and analytics support.

20% Leadership & capability

  • Other projects and stretch initiatives as defined, scoped and allocated


  • A bachelor’s degree is required. Relevant degree (e.g., Business, Engineering, Science), preferably complemented by MBA or other master’s qualification
  • A minimum of 8 years of related experience is required.
  • Demonstrated skills in Strategic Procurement, Sourcing, Category and Supplier Management, preferably in the Supply Chain Environment
  • Experience having worked frequently / daily with technical, supply chain and other functional partners.
  • Strong business and finance acumen, deep understanding of managing for impact in complex matrix environment
  • Proven / demonstrated ability to influence, partner on & shape projects without direct team / authority
  • Ability to engage, interact and negotiate value enhancing relationships with suppliers
  • Experience in complex stakeholder environment; rich influencing skills; understands complexities of regulated industries
  • Experience with the Agro & Petro Commodity markets, strong supplier & industry knowledge preferred
  • Up to 20% travel may be required

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Titusville-1125 Trenton Harbourton Road
Johnson & Johnson Services Inc. (6090)
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Location: Titusville, NJ

Job date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 23:55:15 GMT

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